New Research Reveals how to Breed Bigger and More Colorful Crocea Clams

Crocea clams are one of the smallest species of Tridacna, much prized in home reef aquaria since they exhibit a range of colors and patterns which can very greatly in their patterning. At their most basic the boring Tridacna crocea clams…

Giant Clam Poop Could Help Corals Recover from Bleaching!

Last September a study was published taking a close look at giant clam poop, more accurately described as fecal pellets. We previously shared this story but wanted to circle back to it to really drive home one interesting point about…

How (Hybrid) Tridacna Clams are Made

Spawning and rearing giant clams is an elaborate process that requires a certain degree of knowledge, but thankfully this know-how has been extensively documented and shared around the world. For around forty years small island nations of the Pacific Ocean…

Science Sheds Light on Squamosa x Crocea Clam Hybrids

Hybrid giant clams have been an enigma to the aquarists who seek to understand them in order to better provide for these treasured bivalves. Finally a new research experiment not only confirmed the authenticity of hybrid Tridacna clams – they’ve…

The Maxea Clam Hybrids of Australia’s Acro Al

It’s been ten years since we had the privilege of highlighting Maxea clams, the first documented, obvious specimens of hybrid Tridacna that the aquarium hobby was ever aware of. There was a wave of criticism and and healthy dose about the…

A Rare Look at some Crocea Clams from Japan

From the perspective of the aquarium world, we tend to think of Japan as a country where lots of exotic marinelife goes, but it’s easy to forget that Japan has nearly 30,000 kilometers of coastline, and much of that is in…

These Breeder Mandarin Crocea Clams Are Untouchable

Mandarin Crocea Clams are a particular variety of Tridacna crocea with a psychedelic pattern that is reminiscent of the popular aquarium fish. Many of the giant clam species can have truly wild colors and patterns but the ‘Mandarin’ pattern is one…

SquamoCea – introducing the new Tridacna giant clam hybrid

The SquamoCea is a new hybrid┬áTridacna giant clam cross between T. squamosa and T. crocea. You may recall several years ago the Maxea clam hybrid between crocea and maxima clams made a big splash with amazing mantles and some really…